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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUPPRESSING

He did not dare express all his rancour, while he was unequal to suppressing it entirely.

He hurried from the inn, suppressing his sobs for a moment with one grand effort.

The captain, suppressing his emotions, hastily counted the money.

"Ah, I see," said the Procurator General, suppressing a366 smile.

Need I suggest what was the need—the urgent need—for suppressing that wrapper?

This very spring there was a talk of suppressing play at Baden.

Is he suppressing a part of the truth at this moment, or is this all invention?

"Whow, I'm sleepy tonight," laughed Nelly, suppressing a yawn.

Riccabocca, suppressing a sigh, and with his wonted address.

In suppressing the fact that she had been there at all she had acted with considerable foresight.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to put down by force or authority," from Latin suppressus, past participle of supprimere "press down, stop, check, stifle," from sub "down, under" (see sub-) + premere "push against" (see press (v.1)). Sense of "prevent or prohibit the circulation of" is from 1550s. Related: Suppressed; suppressing.

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